|Skyline Divide a few weeks ago (taken by Al)|
But Tuesday is the day when I often cast about for something of interest, and I suspect it shows that I often must hunt around for something that might be moderately entertaining for my readers. And I always have to have a picture, at least one. Al sent me this picture when he had gone to one of our summer favorite spots to see how the snow level was. Obviously, there was plenty, then.
However, afterwards we've had a really cold snap, with temperatures well below freezing at night, and clear sunny skies during the day, causing the daytime heat to escape each night, what there was of it. For example, last Thursday when we met to hike to Oyster Dome, it was 23 degrees F (-5C) when we headed out. And then on top of all that unseasonably cold weather, the wind has been blowing hard, making those of us in the Pacific Northwest drag out all our warm clothes and still end up shivering uncontrollably. It actually felt much more like Colorado in the winter; my skin dried out and my hands got chapped in nothing flat.
This morning, however, there are a few clouds and the temperature is warmer by about ten degrees than it was yesterday at the same time. The forecast says the cold and sunny skies will moderate, and our usual chance of showers will return by Thursday. Whew! Just in time for the hike. We are still more than a month away from the official start of winter, giving us plenty of chances for cold and snow. I'm happy to put it off for awhile. How's the weather where you are?